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Student Employment

Many University of Central Missouri students desire to work part-time in order to help meet their living expenses. Others work because they believe the experience will be a valuable part of their overall education. The knowledge and skills learned from working often compliment a student's academic performance and communicate to future employers an ability to succeed in a professional setting. In addition, research has shown that students who work part-time do just as well (and often better) academically than non-working students. Also, working students are more likely to complete their degree programs than non-workers.

Student Employment (HireRed)

Student Employment (HireRed)

HireRed is the University's student employment, internship, job, campus, interviewing, and recruitment system. Please visit UCM's Career Services Center for more information about the assistance they provide to students and alumni from all academic backgrounds.

Work Study

WORK STUDY

Federal Work Study is actually an employment earnings allotment which represents an opportunity for students to work part-time to earn money to help pay educational expenses. This resource is awarded based on a first come, first served basis for eligible students with financial need according to federal guidelines. Due to the limited availability of program funding, to increase your chance of receiving this type of aid, file your FAFSA by March 1st each academic year.

Work-Study earnings are used by students to pay miscellaneous and living expenses throughout the semester. Therefore, a student’s Work-Study allotment is not assistance that is credited to his/her UCM account at the beginning of a term toward payment of his/her tuition, fees, residence hall, or meal plan expenses.

Students normally are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week. This is because working more than 20 hours weekly can have an adverse impact on a student’s academic success. The typical rate of pay for a Federal Work-Study employee is at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) and students are paid twice a month for the actual number of hours they work. To find more information about the Work Study Program, visit Federal Student Aid.

If an allotment was not included in your award, you may submit the Work Study Request form to have your eligibility reviewed. The outcome of the review to determine eligibility and/or fund availability. If you have been awarded a Work Study allotment and would like to cancel or reduce the amount awarded, please complete the Request to Reduce/Cancel Work-Study form.

UCM Employment

UCM EMPLOYMENT

Students who may not qualify for a Federal Work-Study earnings allotment, but still wish to work part-time while attending UCM, are encouraged to explore University-Funded part-time employment opportunities.  The typical rate of pay for a University-Funded employee is at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) and students are paid twice a month for the actual number of hours they work. University-funded employment earnings are not included in determining the total types of federal and state assistance for which a student otherwise qualifies. Students normally are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week. This is because working more than 20 hours weekly can have an adverse impact on a student’s academic success.

Part-time and full-time employees are provided an educational development benefit each academic year. You may visit Human Resources for additional information or apply online.

Graduate Student Assistant Positions

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIPS

Please visit the Graduate School for information about Graduate Assistantships, including the handbook, pay schedule, or the online application process.


Employment Assistance

Visit the "Who Can Help Me?" page offered by the UCM Career Services Center for information about career development and planning, practice interviews, job shadowing and resume and cover letter assistance.

Note regarding taxable income

All student employment earnings are considered taxable income, and are subject to federal and state income taxes. However, student employees enrolled full-time are exempt from having Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from any funds earned during their periods of enrollment.